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September 26, 2011 Green industry good for jobsSource: The Daily Cardinal
In the beginning of the month, President Obama gave a speech to Congress on his job growth proposal. While focused mainly on job creation, Obama reiterated his support for environmental and health protections. He stated: "I...
September 23, 2011 Solar Industry Fears Losing Federal Support Amid Profit DeclineSource: Forbes
The hubbub over Solyndra’s $535 million federal loan guarantee, a glut of solar panels and a 40 percent drop in prices for them are stirring worries from the solar energy advocates that they would lose a popular solar grant...
September 22, 2011 Greenwashing Skepticism Down, but so Are Consumer ConcernsSource: Advertising Age
People care less about the environment or green marketing claims than they did a few years ago, yet they're also less likely to doubt marketers' green claims or motives, according to the new Green Gauge Report from GfK
September 21, 2011 Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold CertificationSource: Green Building Elements
One of the most famous buildings in the world now has a new claim to fame. New York City’s Empire State Building has just received LEED Gold certification for existing buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council. While it...
September 20, 2011 Why Proxy Contests Are Turning 'Green'Source: ComputerWorld
Companies can expect shareholders' social and environmental initiatives to keep rising as a percentage of overall proxy proposals in 2012, based on this year's experience. Another possible lesson to be learned this year: Perhaps...
September 19, 2011 The greening of China a mirageSource: The Australian
EARLIER this month, Zhang Ping, chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission, which is charged with developing social and economic policies to transform the country, reportedly told local industry leaders China...
September 19, 2011 ISIS Applies a Fresh Approach to "Green Practice"Source: Sydney Morning Herald
SUSTAINABILITY can be about more than just the physical transformation of an office - it can also affect the nature of a company, according to one of Australia's leading sustainable builders.
September 19, 2011 QANTAS WALLABIES GO GREEN FOR THEIR NEW ZEALAND CAMPAIGNSource: ARU Media
Australian Rugby Union has announced the Qantas Wallabies, in partnership with Qantas, Lexus and the Carbon Trade Exchange, will offset their entire carbon footprint while on their New Zealand campaign to become the number one...
September 16, 2011 U.S. clean energy loan program could doubleSource: CNN Money
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The controversial Energy Department loan program that backed a now-bankrupt solar panel maker could nearly double in size by the month's end. The Department of Energy has until Sept. 30 to give 14 companies...
September 15, 2011 Greening Singapore's urban landscapeSource: Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: The National Parks Board (NParks) said it has received more than 200 suggestions on how to co-create a "City in a Garden" since it launched a public engagement exercise three weeks ago. And more ideas are welcomed...
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